The Bruin Voice

Media campaign reminds us why ‘Stockton is home

Chloe Johnson, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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The “Stockton is Home” campaign is a social media campaign started in February 2017 by Stockton native Jasmine Leek on Twitter. It has since expanded to other social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. It features videos of Stockton residents from all walks of life sharing...

Following my brother’s footsteps into the U.S. Army

Gwendolyn Poole, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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For as long as I can remember, the army was my brother’s thing. Everyone — from our family to the strangers at the store — knew that he was going to grow up and become a military man, and I was perfectly content with watching from the sidelines and cheering him on. Imagine how I felt when after...

A letter to my freshman self

A letter to my freshman self

Sandra Sunio, Rachel Dinh Lopez, Gian Baldonado, and Jerice Banola

May 26, 2017


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Dear freshman Sandra, Honey, you’ve got a big storm comin’. First things first, a majority of the friends you have now will not stick around through the years. Don’t worry though, it’s less of a loss and more of a win because you’ll start to find your real friends and realize who is wort...

Retiring teachers say farewell

Serra Raquel, Giancarlo Lizarraga, Marino Dominguez, Gabriella Backus, and Lily Tran

May 26, 2017


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Lynda Farrar Lynda Farrar currently teaches Pre-AP English 9, Read 180, and AP Literature. After years of being at Bear Creek, Farrar decided to retire due to family concerns. “One’s age doesn’t necessarily automatically determine one’s time to retire,” Farrar said. “I have an el...

2017 Valedictorian reflects on achievement

Jasmin Tran, Guest Writer

May 26, 2017


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Four years, 1,825 days, countless hours of homework from AP classes, and many, many seconds of relying on the clutch for grades. It’s been a dream of mine to graduate as valedictorian since I was in 7th grade, and that dream has been fulfilled this year. My parents encouraged me to follow my...

First in my family to go to college

Liz Malone, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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I am proud to say that I will be the first person in my family to go to college. It was expected of me ever since I was little. Of course, I did want to go, I just did not have any guidance. My parents were high school sweethearts that attended Bear Creek High School in 1995. My mom and dad hit...

Students leave golden state to fulfill dreams

Sandra Sunio, Staff Writer

May 8, 2017


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The Golden State — known for its sandy beaches, bipolar weather, Hollywood and In ‘N Out. Most importantly, California is known for its world-class universities such as Stanford, Berkeley, Caltech and UCLA. Knowing the vast number of opportunities California has to offer, it is often bittersweet...

Not everyone can be a leader

Sophie Gilliland, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2017


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When students first start high school, they are often told that there are three types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who don’t know what happened. Of these descriptions, everyone knows that they should be the person making things happen if they...

Too good to be true — degree scams

Aaron Tam, Opinion Editor

May 8, 2017


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Gaining a degree through online sources has become an increasingly popular choice for those aspiring for higher education. However, just as the demand for online degrees has increased, so have online degree scams, fooling numerous people into a fraudulent education. Such was the case for the principal...

‘There are many routes to get where you want to be in the end’

‘There are many routes to get where you want to be in the end’

Helen Le, Sports Editor

May 8, 2017


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High school seniors with the intention of going to college dream of receiving envelopes and emails of acceptances from their target and reach schools. When the letters spell out rejection instead, however, they must redefine their future accordingly. Stress and anxiety commonly accompany the application...

Pot helps my stress levels

Anonymous

May 8, 2017


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My first experience with marijuana was in the beginning of my sophomore year. I had been dealing with a lot of family issues and had just gone through a breakup, and I was feeling very lost. One of my close friends had recently started dabbling in weed and alcohol, and her stories began to spark my...

Anxiety and depression lessen with marijuana use

Anonymous

May 8, 2017


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Being the youngest of a family mostly composed of guys, weed was not a sensitive topic. I always knew a huge portion of my family had smoked weed. The first time I smoked weed I had just turned 13 years old. I knew the opportunity would arise sooner or later and I was actually ready for it. I had...

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